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Tambour

Tam´bour
n.1.(Mus.) A kind of small flat drum; a tambourine.
2.A small frame, commonly circular, and somewhat resembling a tambourine, used for stretching, and firmly holding, a portion of cloth that is to be embroidered; also, the embroidery done upon such a frame; - called also, in the latter sense, tambour work.
3.(Arch.) Same as Drum, n., 2(d).
4.(Fort.) A work usually in the form of a redan, to inclose a space before a door or staircase, or at the gorge of a larger work. It is arranged like a stockade.
5.(Physiol.) A shallow metallic cup or drum, with a thin elastic membrane supporting a writing lever. Two or more of these are connected by an India rubber tube, and used to transmit and register the movements of the pulse or of any pulsating artery.
v. t.1.To embroider on a tambour.
[imp. & p. p. Tamboured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tambouring.]
Noun1.tambour - a frame made of two hoops; used for embroidering
2.tambour - a drum
embroidery frame, embroidery hoop, frame, framework, framing
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